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Title: The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics
Written By: Allan Bell

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics offers students a comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and terms of sociolinguistics, along with an understanding of the aims, methods, and findings of sociolinguistic research.

The book explores the three main strands of sociolinguistics -- multilingualism, ethnographic-interactional sociolinguistics, and variationist sociolinguistics -- covering both macro to micro issues. It begins with multilingualism, and moves on through language choice and variation to style and identity. It also introduces readers to the methodology and skills required to produce hands-on sociolinguistic research, and leads students through the challenges involved in conducting their own research project. Alongside practical examples, a range of helpful classic and contemporary case studies and exercises are included.
Informed by the latest social and linguistic theory, and written by one of the leading figures in the field, The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics offers illuminating insights into the complex relationship between language and the social nature of human beings.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631228659
ISBN-13: 9780631228653
Pages: 386
Prices: U.S. $ 99.95

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631228667
ISBN-13: 9780631228660
Pages: 386
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN: 1118593979
ISBN-13: 9781118593974
Pages: 386